News 6 Aug 2020

South Australian campaign marks special occasion for Metcalfe

Unique opportunity to race on same weekend with sons in race debuts.

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Lining up in the South Australian state championship has made for a rare opportunity of Penrite Honda Racing’s Brett Metcalfe, competing on the same weekend in which his sons made their motocross debut.

Metcalfe is keeping his eye in during the SA motocross series, readying for a potential return to national competition later this year.

The longtime international swept round one at Renmark recently, in a special occasion that saw both young sons – Nash and Maverick – also get behind the gates for the first time.

“It’s good to be racing – I have missed it,” Metcalfe said. “It was also great to be there to see my boys first race… A weekend I will never forget. Nothing can compare to lining up behind the gate, especially after how the year has played out so far, so I’m grateful I can.

“I feel strong on the bike, all of the pre-season testing in America earlier this year has paid off. We have a great bike and I am looking forward to round two [at Murray Bridge] this coming weekend.”

With this year’s Australian Motocross Championship calendar still yet to be confirmed, but proposed to commence from mid- to late-October, Metcalfe has committed to the remainder of the state title.

“We need to race, we need to deliver results to our sponsors and we need to inspire the next generation of riders,” explained team director Yarrive Konsky. “Having all of our riders race at a state level is good, they get to reengage with their core fans. Grassroots is where it all begins and this is good for Honda, Penrite and all of our sponsors.”